Test drive Geely MK (Review)
Geely MK is a C-class front-wheel drive five-seater sedan. It has been manufactured since 2006 in China. In some countries, the car is known as the Geely King Kong. The model is the best option for those who want to get safety and comfort on the road at an affordable price. Thanks to the original design and thoughtful ergonomics, the car can be safely used for daily commuting and for family outings.
The appearance of the novelty is quite expressive and memorable. Cute little car, with a fresh design and, most importantly, no visible borrowing. The developers say that Geely MK is a representative of a new wave of Chinese cars - safe, high-quality, modern. Particular attention is paid to the headlights, rear lighting and plastic body.
Pretty original MK and inside. The instrument panel is located in the center and deployed in the direction of the driver, it fits in perfectly with the overall concept of the car. With the help of a successful design solution, the car's interior is notable for its spaciousness and rational arrangement of internal elements.
In Russia, Geely MK is available in three trim levels: Base, Comfort and Elegance. The basic version offers alarm, central locking, tilt steering, interior air filter, driver airbag, front belts with pretensioners, turn signal on the side mirrors, audio package, power mirrors and heated driver's seat. In addition, each machine is prepared for the Russian conditions of operation: anticorrosive, improved protection of wiring from moisture, high-capacity battery, enhanced noise insulation. It is noteworthy that the Base version does not include the active safety systems ABS and EBD and does not have power windows.
The Comfort package offers the best options for comfort and safety - air conditioning, front-passenger airbag, front airbags, ABS + EBD (anti-lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution), full electrics, heated seats and audio equipment. Top of the range Elegance includes leather interior, alloy wheels, electric sunroof and other important elements for a safe and comfortable ride.
The trunk of the Geely MK has a decent volume, but its shape is far from ideal: inside - protruding wheel arches, the opening is narrow due to protruding lanterns, loading height is pretty decent.
The engine for all versions of the sedan is one - a gasoline 4-cylinder, 16-valve with a capacity of 1498 cm ³ 94 hp, completed with 5-speed "mechanics". The power unit is highly economical, fuel consumption is only 6.8 liters per 100 km (in mixed mode). The car has front-wheel drive, power steering, disc front and drum rear brakes, as well as McPherson-type front suspension and rear semi-dependent.
The car was designed and manufactured at the Geely plant in Zhejiang, China.